31 October, 2020

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Kodikamam Update: Uniformed Soldiers Shooting Right Opposite An Army Camp

Election Monitors have now confirmed that the vehicle of TNA Candidate at the Northern Provincial Council election, Sajanthan was fired upon outside a polling booth in Varani near Kodikamam in the Jaffna District.

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said they had confirmed the report with officials in the area who had heard the gunshots.

The incident had taken place outside the polling booth at the Varani Maha Vidyalam which is right opposite an army camp, CaFFE said.

At least 10 shots were fired at his vehicle and that of his supporters, Sajanthan said. He said that his supporters who had turned around to look as the vehicles were fleeing the scene had confirmed uniformed soldiers were shooting at them.

The TNA candidate claimed he had rushed to the scene upon hearing that the TNA’s Urban Council Vice Chairman had been confined by soldiers in civil clothing who were engaged in attempts to prevent voters from reaching polling booths in the area.

“By the time we got there the Vice Chairman had been rescued by TNA MP Suresh Premachandra,” he explained. The civil clothed groups were roaming around outside the polling booth chasing away voters.

Sajanthan and his supporters had made it a habit of walking around in areas of Thenamarachchi where groups of men in civil clothing that people of the area claimed were soldiers were chasing voters away from voting stations and filming the groups with his phone camera causing them to flee, TNA officials say.

Sajanthan had attempted the same thing outside the Varani MV polling station when he said two of the civil clothed men had run into the army camp next door. He says suddenly his group realised they were being fired and got into their vehicles – one white jeep and a white van – and fled the scene.

They had noticed one bullet mark on the van, Sajanthan said.

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    Free election mean government doesn’t want any one to vote

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    This is one part of Mahinda Chintana.

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    May be the ghost of Velu and the thugs in civilian cloths.

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      I am no muslim

      Can you now confirm that the uniformed soldiers who fled the area were carrying UN charter in one hand and stuffed ballot boxes in the other.

      Gota could deny by saying that each soldier had only two hands therefore it was not physically possible for them handle firearms.

      Don’t you think this is a good defense.

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      I am no muslim

      On the other hand TNA should investigate whether Sri Lankan army employs three hand soldiers.

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        Don’t forget SL army has many hidden hands!

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      May be your mom [Edited out]

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      Sak lkili huth [Edited out]

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    1 in 10. Bad shot!

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    ado vedda,
    go back to the bloody forest you came from without commenting on things you don’t know

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      Ado [Edited out]

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      Periled Cyril,

      What do YOU know? That MR is the most democratic ruler in the world because he conducts elections throughout the year? Or he is the most timid vote rigger in the world intent on clinging to power at the cost of a whole country and a nation to cover up all the crimes he and his rogue family have committed?

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      cyril

      “ado vedda”

      I am not ado vedda, my name is Vedda, Native Vedda.

      Mistaken identity, you must have mistook me for someone else. I forgive you this time. Never again you make the same mistake.

      “go back to the bloody forest you came from without commenting on things you don’t know”

      I don’t have a forest proper to go back, your people have already grabbed even the last piece of my habitat. Lets have a deal, you go back to your ancestral land, India and I promise you I will return to my jungle. Don’t you think its a fair deal?

      Why shouldn’t I comment here?

      Only stupids are allowed to comment here then definitely I will stop and you continue.

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        Native Vedda,

        Seriously, you have no claim to exclusive rights to Sri Lanka. In fact no one has. Humans migrated to Sri Lanka from time to time from various parts of the world. There is no evidence to suggest that humans evolved in Sri Lanka. So don’t try to send us to India. This is our land also.

        Not so seriously – CT in this news piece seems to be deliberately feeding on the gullible mind. I personally find it difficult to believe that Sajanthan or for that matter any one could coolly sit counting the number of bullets flying past their heads. The very same men of his team then coolly watch while being shot at, at the speeding vehicle carrying men in uniform. In the same breath they then claim the soldiers were actually in civil clothes.

        And how does TNA’s Urban Council Vice Chairman being confined by soldiers in civil clothing(emphasis civil clothing)prevent voters from reaching polling booths in the area. Perhaps the kind and strong Vice Chairman was carrying the voters to the polling booths on his head.

        Sajanthan is a batman, spiderman and the lone ranger combined together. At one moment he is counting the bullets flying past his head, next he is on a rescue mission trying to free the Vice Chairman from an undisclosed location while at the same time he is filming civil clothed (emphasis civil clothing)soldiers with his mobile phone camera in Thanamarachchi.

        There is a limit to gullibility, do you not agree NV?

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          BBS rep

          Seriously, you have no claim to exclusive rights to Sri Lanka.”

          Why not?

          “In fact no one has”

          Do you think so?

          “There is no evidence to suggest that humans evolved in Sri Lanka. So don’t try to send us to India. This is our land also.”

          Yeah, but we were the first people to occupy this land, more than 26,000 years ago whereas the Tamil/Sinhala Kallthonies came much much later.

          “So don’t try to send us to India. This is our land also.”

          I am sorry this island does not belong to any of you.

          The title deed of the island should be transferred to Veddah collective,

          Make one of my people as the ceremonial head of state,

          Sing National Anthem in Veddah language where appropriate,

          Change the name of this country to Veddahland,

          Recognise Veddah people as the first people of this country,

          Remove Vijaya myth from history books,

          ………………

          These are few of my demands. As long as you comply with these we will consider extending your visa and renew your lease.

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    Veddo,

    When Vijaya came to Sri Lanka, there were hela tribes known as naga, yaksh etc. Are you connected to them or have veddas been here longer than the Helas ?

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    Ravi Perera

    The so called Hela has been politically manufactured recently to justify the occupation of my ancestral land and subjugation of my people, or if not genocide.

    You have multiple identities, Hela, Sinhapurian, Sakya muni’s descendants, relatives of Gujrati Patels, Bihari Brahmins, ……….. Ravana’s remnants, ………..

    Your pick and mix identities are so flexible, it can take any shape to justify your greed, for power, land, resources.

    Make up your mind otherwise you will forget who you are.

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